First Baptist Church

309 Vine Street
Hudson, WI 54016

Builder: George Jardine & Son, 1872
Originally: George Jardine & Son, 1863 Manuals: 2
Ranks: 12
Action: Mechanical

Notes: Originally built for a Presbyterian Church in Pittsburgh, PA, the instrument was relocated to Hudson in 1872. The facade may have been modified in 1872 to accomodate new space restrictions, otherwise the organ remains essentially as built. The only concessions are the retention of the electric blower installed in 1938, and the construction of a new organ bench, which allows the organist to sit much closer to the keyboards than the original bench would allow. The old bench is still available for anyone who would care to try it. In 1970 the Pedal Octaves were repaired by Richard Lurth. The organ was restored by K.C. Marrin in 1991-92. The instrument is installed in an alcove on left side of the front chancel wall and speaks quite readily into the room. The 44-note stops drop out below tenor c, while the two 12 note stops operate only for the bottom octave. The clariana is a mild but still stringy bell-gamba. The pedal pipes, melodia, and stopped diapason bass are of wood. The Pedal Octaves couples the upper octave of the pedals to the lower octave of the pedal board, a mechanical unification of sorts. The hand pump mechanism is still operative.

8' Open Diapason 56
8' Stopped Diapason Bass 12
8' Melodia 44
4' Principal 56
4' Flute 44
2-2/3' Twelfth 56
2' Fifteenth 56
    Sw to Gt 8

8' Open Diapason 44
8' Stopped Diapason Bass 12
8' Stopped Diapason Treble 44
8' Clariana 44
4' Principal 56
8' Hautbois 44
    Hitchdown swell pedal

16' Pedal Pipes (stopped) 25
Gt to Ped 8
Sw to Ped 8
Pedal Octaves
Pedal Lock
Bellows Pump